developer: Ghost Town Games
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet / common screen, players: 1-4
Overcooked! All You Can Eat! is a package of remasters of two installments of the cooperative Overcooked series from Ghost Town Games studio. The set was designed for ninth generation stationary consoles and was published by Team 17.
Overcooked! All You Can Eat! takes us to an alternative world known as the Onion Kingdom, ruled by the Onion King. In both games, we face a different threat, which we can only overcome with the art of cooking.
In Overcooked we face a powerful, ancient creature. The only way to stop it is to eat it, but preparing the beast requires outstanding cooks. So in order to prepare for the fight against the monster, we need to take up a series of challenges and develop our culinary skills.
In the second part of the cycle, the Onion Kingdom is threatened by the hordes of Unbread, an undead bread by chance invoked by the Onion King. So once again, we put on the cook's apron and prepare for the clash with monstrous bread through a series of culinary challenges.
Studio Ghost Town Games has not made any changes in gameplay. So we go to various kitchens (shown in the isometric view) and prepare dishes for hungry customers according to the given recipes. The game requires strictly following the rules, so we must deliver the right ingredients to the right place quickly and precisely. Even a small mistake can destroy the taste of the food, and any delay can discourage waiting customers. Things aren't made any easier by the levels on which the gameplay takes place. Many of them have been enriched with moving elements and various traps.
Overcooked! All You Can Eat! offers a total of over 200 levels and 120 chefs, including seven kitchens and three heroes absent from the original Overcooked and Overcooked 2 releases.
Both games in the Overcooked All You Can Eat! offer a single player campaign and local multiplayer mode. The last one allows up to four players to play together, who can cooperate or compete with each other. There is also an option to play via the Internet, absent in the original version of the first part of the series.
A new feature is the optional assist mode, which allows beginners to make it easier for them to play by skipping a level or increasing the time. The developers also added options dedicated to people with dyslexia, color blindness, etc., including the ability to scale the interface and customize the appearance of the text.
Technical and other aspects
Overcooked! All You Can Eat! offers a re-mastered version of the first part of the Overcooked series. The devs played the entire game on the engine of the second part of the series. Thanks to this, the game looks much better than the original (for example, the levels are much more detailed and the loading times have been shortened), and the game has the opportunity to play via the Internet.
The second part has also been slightly remastered and both games offer 4K resolution support. In addition, the developers made it possible for the users of both ninth generation consoles to have fun together thanks to the cross-platform function.